CPhI Worldwide, organised by UBM Live, announced the launch of #CPhIChat in October 2014. #CPhIChat is a first of its kind global industry-wide Tweetchat for pharma professionals and media working across the supply chain, aimed to stimulate conversations on key industry issues and facilitate shared knowledge building.
Convenience sterile surgical packs are being recalled after the discovery of what is being called an "adhesion defect," FDA shared via e-mail this week.
American Airlines Cargo is building a new 25,000-sq-ft facility that will be dedicted to pharmaceutical handling in Philadelphia, PA. The new location will be able to handle a full range of temperature-sensitive products being shipped in and out of the Northeast pharmaceutical corridor of the United States, it was reported in a news release.
Medical device packaging teams may be asked to take a certain percentage of costs out of a given product each year. It may surprise you, but redesigning one component—the insert, often called the IFU (instructions for use)—may help.
Federal Mfg., a Pro Mach company, is reporting that office personnel will move from the company’s Walker’s Point neighborhood plant in Milwaukee to its new 78,000-sq-ft headquarters and manufacturing facility in Pewaukee, WI, on August 25.
The company has been designing and manufacturing liquid filling and capping machines for the pharmaceutical, dairy, juice, specialty drink, chemical, and coatings industries in Milwaukee for the past 65 years, it reported in a news release.
The Almac Group will create 348 jobs over the next five years, after investments of more than £54 million, reports Arlene Foster, Enterprise, Trade and Investment Minister in Northern Ireland. Invest Northern Ireland has offered the group £5.5m of support towards its investment, it was reported in a news release.
Michael Innes, former Kaiser Permanente Program Director, has joined GS1 US to lead GS1 Healthcare US. PMP News Editor Daphne Allen asks for details on how he and the organization will help medical device manufacturers prepare for UDI and other upcoming regulatory changes.
Welcome to GS1 US! Can you explain what the role of GS1 Healthcare US has been, and what you hope to accomplish in leading the initiative?
FDA has reported several product recalls involving visible particulates.
At this very moment, there’s likely billions of dollars of medical device inventory in the supply chain that has left manufacturer facilities, yet hasn’t been paid for yet. “About 70% of orthopedic devices, for instance, are out of manufacturer control and on consignment in hospital inventory closets or distributor warehouses or in field sales representative custody,” explains John Menna, UPS vice president, global healthcare strategy.